It Didn’t Begin with Earth Day

The Green Momentum was Building Long Before 1970

Environmentalism began 25 years ago on the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, right? Well, not quite. It’s not surprising that people might think so, but Earth Day One can more properly be called a new begining. As eye-opening as it was for a large segment of the nation, it was in fact a culmination of a trend, an overflowing of a reservoir of environmental concern that had long been a-building.